Micronutrient testing

"What's right for me based on my personal medical history, genetics, and lifestyle?"

With a simple blood draw, Dr. Vaughan will determine the nutrients in which you are specifically deficient and choose supplements based on your individual needs. 

 
 
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personalized medicine

Micronutrient testing measures nutritional status using your white blood cells, so deficiencies reported are unique to you. 

Dr. Vaughan's preferred method of testing assesses how efficiently the body utilizes 32 vitamins, minerals, amino/fatty acids, antioxidants, and metabolites that enable the production of enzymes, hormones, and other substances essential for optimal health.


preventing imbalances

If minerals, vitamins, or antioxidants are taken without being properly balanced, they can induce deficiencies in other nutrients as a side effect.

For example, too much of an antioxidant can actually make it become a pro-oxidant, which damages (vs. protects) cells. 

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six month nutrient history

Micronutrient testing gives a 4-6 month nutritional history since it is specifically performed on cells that have a long lifespan.

Micronutrient status is a reflection of one's dietary intake. 

 


What's Tested?

Vitamins:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin K
  • Biotin 
  • Folate 
  • Pantothenate

Amino Acids:

  • Asparagine
  • Glutamine 
  • Serine

Fatty Acids:

  • Oleic Acid

Antioxidants:

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid 
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Cysteine
  • Glutathione
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin E

Minerals:

  • Calcium 
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Manganese

Metabolites:

  • Choline
  • Inositol
  • Carnitine